True Collector Quality Survivor, Only 48K Original Miles! Books, Tools & History
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 500-Series
- SubModel: 560SL 107 Roadster
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
- Year: 1987
- Mileage: 47,890
- VIN: WDBBA48D3HA066793
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 5.6L 5547CC V8 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1987 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 560SL 107 Roadster
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster
For your consideration is this truly magnificent example of the legendary R107 chassis SL with only 47,904 miles on the odometer. The beauty and classic styling of the 107 chassis was so ahead of it’s time that it was in production for nearly 30 years without any major styling changes! It is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful roadsters that Mercedes-Benz ever made and most recently collectors are beginning to appreciate the cars simple, but classic lines and advanced engineering. What makes this beauty even more unique is the extremely low mileage, with under 48,000 original and documented miles on the clock it truly is a time capsule.
I have had numerous 107’s come through the doors of my garage over the years, but this is by far the cleanest, most original and best preserved examples. The car was purchased from an elderly couple who have been the single owners of the car since 1987. During their ownership the car was religiously serviced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership and never, ever driven in snow and I do not believe it has seen a single drop of rain in it’s lifetime. Many cars can claim to be pampered, but this SL truly was, not only was no expense spared in it’s maintenance, but it spent the majority of it’s life under TWO car covers and parked on a Persian rug.
According to service records, this SL was driven approximately 100 miles a year (essentially to the dealership for service and a safety inspection and back again).
The car is complete will all, books, manuals, hang tags, never used tool roll, unused first aid kit, four sets of keys (with original leather key pouches!)
The paint is simply stunning, the shine is a mile deep and is virtually blemish free. The chrome is in excellent condition, with the exception of a very small ding in the rear bumper. Structurally this Mercedes is in excellent condition, there is not so much as a spot of rust on this beauty, even the hardware (nuts, bolts and screw) show absolutely no corrosion. The undercarriage is just as clean as the body,this car was babied and garage kept for it's entire life, even though it is a lifelong New England car it has never seen rain, let alone any snow.
This roadster comes with both hard and soft top. The hard top is in great condition, and all glass is nice and clear with no hazing, the headliner is spotless, absolutely no rips or tears. The original soft top is in perfect condition as well, my understanding is that it was almost never used. The soft top’s frame is in perfect condition and operates with ease.
Rims are perfect, absolutely no curb rash and tires are in virtually brand new Continentals. The spare tire is brand new and appears to have never even been taken out of the car!
The grey Interior is in factory fresh condition. The carpets have been covered by genuine Mercedes covers from day one and both the covers as well as the original rugs are simply perfect... no stains, wear, rips or tears. The leather seats are also in excellent condition, there is only the slightest amount of wear on the driver’s side bolster (common on any car especially Mercedes vehicles of this vintage). The chrome seat accent pieces are flawless. The dashboard is immaculate. The original Becker Grand PrixAM/FM Cassette radio still works. The wood trim is in perfect condition, there are no hairline cracks or discoloration that is common on Mercedes vehicles of this vintage. The Becker Grand Prix radio works as it should, as does the power antenna.There are no strange smells or odors which is sometimes common in older cars...as matter of fact this car brings back a lot of memories as it smells just like the brand new Mercedes my father brought home when I was young child.
-Engine & Transmission
The original 5.6 eight cylinder engine starts up on the first try and it is strong as ever. It runs and idles as it should, with no problems. The transmission shifts seamlessly through the gears with no slipping or jerking. There are no strange noises or vibrations from the engine or drive train, all you hear is the wind whipping through your hair, It drives nice and straight at any speed.
-Terms of Sale-
Buyers are more than welcome, and even encouraged to inspect the vehicle in person BEFORE the auction ends. Do all of your homework and due diligence before the auction ends and bid accordingly!!!! Please do not assume anything and DO ask questions you might have in regard to this car. Please remember that this is a vehicle that is almost 30 years old, so even though it is in outstanding physical and mechanical condition in and out expect some normal wear and tear. This vehicle is being sold AS-IS, where is, with no warranty expressed, written, or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, asked any and as much questions they might have about the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. $500 non-refundable deposit is due via PayPal within 24 hours after the end of the auction, and winning bidder must contact me within 72 hours to arrange payment and shipping details.
The balance (certified bank/cashier’s check, wire transfer or cash...in person) is due within 7 days after the end of the auction!! No Exceptions!!!All financial transactions must be completed before vehicle delivery. Please have all of your finances ready to meet the terms of sale!
Should the winning bidder need any special arrangements in in terms of payment, please let me know in a timely manner, I am easy to work with and accommodate any reasonable requests. Ifterms of sale are not met (deposit within 24 hours, and full payment within 7 days),that bidder will be reported to e-bay, and the car will be re-listed!!
This vehicle must be picked up within TWO weeks of auction end unless special arrangements are made in advance.
I encourage both DOMESTIC and INTERNATIONAL bidders to bid on this car, and I will gladly accommodate the winning bidder with his/her shipping arrangements. I routinely ship to Rotterdam and Bremerhaven and will happily arrange shipping with a reliable and inexpensive transport company. I can also accommodate requests to have the car shipped to any port in the world!
Shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the winning bidder!
Good luck and happy bidding!!!